Thursday, January 03, 2008

A & P on Tarrytown Road HAD 433 outdated items

Westchester County's consumer chief says a check of 59 supermarket dairy cases found an average of 88 outdated items per store, including some cheddar cheese that was eight months past its prime.

An A&P in Greenburgh on Tarrytown Road had 433 outdated items, says Gary Brown, the county director of consumer protection. An A&P in Mamaroneck, a Food Emporium in Yorktown and a Shop Rite in Bedford Hills (where the cheddar cheese was found) all had 247 or more products that were being sold after their ``sell-by'' date.

Nearly half of all the expired products has passed their date by 10 or more days, he says. Cheese, yogurt and vacuum-packed meat were most commonly expired.
I intend to invite management of the A & P to an upcoming Town Board meeting to discuss what happened and what actions are being taken to make sure that this never happens again. PAUL FEINER

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I intend to invite management of the A & P to an upcoming Town Board meeting ..."

Not necessarily a bad idea, but doesn't the Town Board have more essential matters to handle? This is a County government matter that the Town has no say in, and clearly it's a County-wide issue, so let the County government handle it while the Town Board handles Town management issues.

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with fighting to protect the health and safety of Greenburgh residents?

Ayn Rand Enthusiast said...

There's nothing wrong with fighting to protect the health and safety of Greenburgh residents - its just not on the list of tasks for a Town Supervisor.
Rather than raising alarms and complaining about a particular store, why not point out other places people can buy fresh items - merchants change their ways when the public takes its business to competitors.
So Paul, what stores offer the best and freshest items? If we buy from them, we send the message to A&P to do a better job if they want our business.
Oh, you don't know? Well didn't your investigation give you some information about freshness?
Oh, it wasn't your investigation? Then why did you think it was a good thing to post it on YOUR website?

hal samis said...

Dear Ayn Rand enthusiast,

I am sure that Ayn would not want the government to start promoting which stores should be patronized just as I am equally sure that Ms Rand would not object to the Supervisor using his own blogsite for whatever purpose.

Beyond that there comes the larger issue if it is the responsibility of the government to alert the public if "the bridge is out". You obviously think that doing so without providing the alternative route is an error -- and if there is no alternative, it would be wrong to warn people.

YOu know that I could easily write 10,000 words on this but I won't because this is one of the most stupid posts I have yet read. Yes, using Ayn Rand in the title hooked me but beyond that...

Anonymous said...

I know this is nothing new. I have personally complained to the management at the A&P on Central avenuue in regards to so much of their stock either being past due or due within a day or two. So much for their silly "where Fresh Obsessed" logo!

Anonymous said...

How many peple look at dates when shopping in any store in the area?
Thank you for alerting the public as to which store here in Greenburgh was as fault in not having fresh products out to be sold.
The particular store that was mentioned refuses to hire more help.
Not only is the manager at fault but there is a roaming supervisor that visits the stores once or twice a week who is at fault for not doing the job that he was hired for.
The help in all these stores is overworked.
They should hire more help and forget about the big bonuses that they will receive if they show good figures at the end of the year,
We the public pay enough for products and we should also be getting fresh products not outdated.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
I understand that there was an article in the local paper covering this story too.
Good work.

Anonymous said...

What i dont get is how. It seems like the A&P on 199 is always packed how can they not have enough turnover?

Anonymous said...

This is a matter for the County to deal with, not the Town.

Anonymous said...

I think part of the blame also falls on the shoulders of the hired hourly workers. Not all, but MOST are just plain lazy and lack any sense of commitment to service. When they restock, they simply push what is on the shelf back toward the rear, instead of keeping existing items at the front of the shelves. This would make it easier for store dept. managers to more easily notice the expired items and pull them off the shelves. Because of our high taxes, people want to make as much as they can, but they also want to do the least amount of work as well.

THE TRUTH said...

GET RID OF A&P MONOPLY IN GREENBURGH.WE NEED COMPETITION SHOP RITE,STOP&SHOP,SHAWS.WE HAVE SPACE LET THEM ENTER GREENBURGH.SOMEONES GETTING PAID OFF IN TOWN?

Anonymous said...

Yes we do need some other place to shop here in Greenburgh.
Has a study ever been made how many people go to the supermarkets in Yonkers because they have better sales.One store in particular was willing to come to Greenburgh but the civic leaders in Edgemont put the screws on the plan.
With the price of gasoline we have to stay within the area and pay higher prices for everything. This is what we are up against.
Competition is very good for the consummer,but the way it stands we have what we have only A&Ps to shop in.
Now Pathmark is also A&P so where do we go for good prices so we could have some money in our pockets.
Bring on another supermarket it is needed.

THE TRUTH said...

IT MAKES TOO MUCH SENSE.MR FEINER IS THERE SOMETHING WE DONT KNOW ABOUT MAY BE YOU GET A DISCOUNT FOR KEEPING COMPETITION OUT?WHY IS THEIR ONLY A&P??? I ONLY SAY THE TRUTH SOMETIMES THE TRUTH HURTS.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Mr. Feiner proudly led the fight against Stew Leonard's. He really isn't interested in any business that is unwilling to make contributions to his campaign fund.
Tony Veteran (Hal, that was Paul's predecessor) was really no better -the one advantage was that Tony, once bought, stayed bought. That provided a certain stability which made businesses comfortable.

THE TRUTH said...

JUST LIKE HOME DEPOT INSTEAD THEY PUT THE STORE RIGHT ON THE BORDER ON 9A.YOU KEPT THEM OUT IT BACKED FIRE IN YOUR FACE.LOST TAXES FOR THE TOWN.

Anonymous said...

Our Town Supervisor's "use by" date expired 10 years ago.
Remember when he promised he would only serve 2 terms?
Talk about spoiled and stale....